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When you hear these advice, think at least twice.

Well here we are about to discuss some Career Advice which, if you get from anyone, should not follow blindly. As most of them have become obsolete in today’s world and do not make much sense. So here we go:

*Don’t prepare for your next job, prepare for the one after that.*

Well the flaw is obvious, the person who is giving you this advice doesn’t know a shit about jobs and stuff. Let’s say you start preparing for your boss’ boss’ job. You will realize you land nowhere because the way they work now will become obsolete 5-10 years down the line. You see the world is not going to be the same as it is today and now.

*You need to project confident and be competent to be successful.*

That ship sailed a long time back. Had it been 1960s then it would have been enough but now being competent doesn’t even pay you nice. So being fiercely good at it or else set yourself for an inevitable failure. That’s a dangerous—and to be blunt, a stupid—advice.


*Do what you love the money will follow.*

Well you might disagree but doing what you love will bring happiness, peace and satisfaction. But it can not guarantee you money. People will come up to you with some example who did what they love and are rich today. But how many are there? However, ask anyone who work what he loves, he will be happy and satisfied which many rich are not. And everyone who is rich did not become rich working on what he loves.

*You need to get corporate experience before you start your own.*

This one I personally hate the most. Why? Look around so many startups today are coming out of colleges, from student who never got any corporate experience anywhere and all of these new ventures are doing just good. This is not like older times that you need to see everything before you could even start. So this piece of advice is really archaic.

And Lastly, Have faith in what you believe and do not follow advice given by someone because he made it good in life. Times were different for them and are different for you. Be prudent and wise, think critically on any goddamn advice you get from anyone. Cheers!!

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Startups and why everyone is trying to get into one

I came across a question on Quora which read Entrepreneurship: What is a “startup”, and why does everybody seem to be in one?. I had following answer,  hope it will be helpful for everyone

Start-ups are companies which are newly created or are still in Market Research phase. Their growth, survival depends on the amount of popularity they get/clients they make/people they connect to. So their growth can be as fast as Facebook or can be modest as in case of Infoedge. Startups are generally based n an idea or concept which a group of people work really hard to implement and then even harder to Scale till it becomes a sustainable business.
Now coming to your question, why everyone wants to be in one? Well first thing first people prefer inventing a job than to finding it, as it involves more challenge and you actually can do what you want to do. Second the learning is great, all the things that you hear people talking abut you will be implementing on your on. Next is that you get to be your own boss. Next and it is important one, you actually address a problem or give it a solution which brings the change for all the good. Another important thing is if you succeed the return on a startup is insane, try finding what’s worth Twitter, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Apple, Microsoft and the list goes on and on. They were all startups at one time. You can also read about Zomato or Redbus, they are all cool startups.

Now yes this is the place from where the pointless apps are coming from. But if you think again these Apps are not as pointless as you might think. They tell you good restaurants, tell you routes to different places, guide you till there, find good discount coupons, Games(save you from getting bored to death), update you with all kind of news, connect you with friend and social world. My point is startups help people by making their lives easier in one way or another and if you think again that is kind of a social service but only difference is it is a profitable one